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Nocardiosis in Wikipedia

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Nocardiosis is an infectious disease affecting either the lungs (pulmonary nocardiosis) or the whole body (systemic nocardiosis). It is due to infection by either Nocardia asteroides or Nocardia brasiliensis. The risk is greatly increased by immune suppression.


Nocardia is a partially acid-fast organism. It was discovered by French veterinarian and microbiologist Edmond Nocard.




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